Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Review: Take The Storm (Rising Storm #6) by Rebecca Zanetti

Take The Storm
(Rising Storm Series, #6)
by Rebecca Zanetti

Blurb: 
Secrets, Sex and Scandals … 

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming.

Marisol Moreno has spent her youth taking care of her younger siblings. Now, with her sister, Ginny, in crisis, and her brother in the throes of his first real relationship, she doesn’t have time for anything else. Especially not the overtures of the incredibly compelling Patrick Murphy.









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Viviana's Review: 

I really enjoy TAKE THE STORM. While Marisol and Patrick have significantly less drama going on then the rest of the town (and this was sort of a nice break at the same time), the readers still have just enough "what will happen" to keep them coming back for more. I like that Marisol has a really good head on her shoulders and isn't willing to jump into anything with Patrick (or anyone else) just for the sake of it or even if it's something that she want. She puts her family first. However, I wish she'd recognized that she needs to take of herself every once in a while and that both Ginny and Luis could benefit from having Patrick around.

Speaking of Luis, it was nice to get a bit more information as to what is going on with the 'younger' residence of Storm. However, with this being episode 6 and being more than half way through this season, it's painfully obvious that we are going to be left with cliff hangers until the next season.

Overall, this was a great and enjoyable read that makes you want to grab the next installment! 


Rating: 4 Stars - I Loved It!



Disclaimer:
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Evil Eye Concepts, Inc. in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.








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Elisabeth Naughton’s Crosswinds 
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Larissa Ione’s Calm Before the Storm 
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About The Author



New York Times Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the USA Today, NY Times, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Dark Protectors, The Realm Enforcers, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series.




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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Gift Ideas for the Book Lover #55





It's "Gift Idea For The Book Lover" day! Scroll down below and check out this week's items and let me know which is your favorite? 






i'm silently correcting your grammar canvas book tote bag
$14.95 (plus S&H)

Looking for a well made, heavy duty canvas tote? Look no further. My canvas bags aren't your average economy weight tote bag. Each 100% cotton canvas tote bag is roomy and has a bottom gusset so it sits up on its own. The handles are extra long for easy carrying.

* very thick, durable 12 oz heavyweight natural canvas
* Full side and bottom gusset
* reinforced self-fabric handles
* Machine washable
* Measures 10 1/2W x 14H x 5D
* Printed on one side


Designed and printed by hand in my studio using water based, permanent inks. Print will not crack or peel (I do not EVER use iron ons).








Leather Book Bag Brown Leather Book Purse
$170 (plus S&H)


This bag is made in a shape of a book "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

= Exterior =
Made by genuine leather.
Adjustable strap 124 cm maximum length
Closed with 2 magnet clasps.
It is decorated with golden print.

( print can be silver, gold, white, black, red, yellow, green, brown, beige or blue by your choice!)

= Dimensions =
9" H = 23 cm
11" W = 28 cm
2,3" D = 6 cm
(Great size for Ipad.)

= Interior =
Bag is interlined with cotton fabric and has 2 pockets inside.







NOVEL SOAP - Pride and Prejudice - Pemberley Scent for Book Lovers and Soap Lovers - Miniature Bar Book Literature Library Bookstore Gifts
$5.00 (plus S&H)


NOVEL SOAP takes my passion for art, soaps, and books and binds them together into an insanely fun collection. My goal was to create something entirely new for the BOOK LOVERS and SOAP LOVERS out there. Hope you enjoy them!

Pride and Prejudice:

SCENT: Pemberley

A handsome stately aroma. Crisp, Noble, and Grand

♥ Quantity: 1 Guest Soap - Miniature Book
♥ Each Mini Book of Soap is 2 inches height, .8 inch Deep, 1.6 inch wide
♥ Each book is designed by Artist Heather Galler and family
♥ Soaps are handmade by my artisan soap maker in the Adirondack Mountains.
♥ Each Book comes with a small pocket and removable library card.on the inside flap.
♥ Each soap weighs .8 Oz
♥ Each soap is a petite "guest" soap
♥ Book Jacket is removable and can be kept as a wonderful smelling keepsake 








I Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie / Throw Pillow Case w/optional insert/ Custom Color Pillow/ Choose your colors/ Book Lover
$37.00 (plus S&H)


This Listing is for ONE throw pillow cover with optional pillow insert.

PLEASE LIST YOUR CHOICE OF COLOR (for both the font and background) FROM THE COLOR CHART IN THE MESSAGE TO SELLER BOX UPON CHECKOUT.
If no message is provided a default color of the listing will be sent.

• Design printed on both sides
• Three square sizes available: 16", 18", 20" (41cm, 46cm, 51cm)
• Concealed zipper for aesthetic wonderment
• Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric
• Available with or without 100% recycled polyester fibre insert









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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Spotlight Blitz: Haunt My Heart by Lisa Medley



Haunt My Heart 
by Lisa Medley

Blurb:

A Civil War soldier is hexed and dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, VA, she brings home more than a souvenir.

Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex: a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th. 




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Excerpt



Chapter One
“Hurry up, Sarah. We’re going to miss the ghost!”

Sarah Knight rolled her eyes in the cold December darkness, but trotted after Ellie’s bouncing flashlight beam. Sarah’s heels crunched through the frozen topsoil as she crossed the lawn, and she worried about the damage being done to her only pair of sensible work shoes. Ellie had failed to mention this would be on an outdoor excursion.

Ellie had been dragging her out on girls’ nights against her better judgment since they graduated from college. Last month, they’d gone to a mixed martial arts fight, complete with blood, screaming and more than one missing tooth. And that had been the spectators.

It was only in the car on the way over that Sarah had learned tonight’s adventure would be a ghost hunt. Ellie had a strange idea of fun.

Sarah and Ellie caught up to the tour group as the leader, a tall dark-haired man in his mid-forties, wrapped up his ghost-hunting protocol explanation. She’d missed the rules. Ellie wouldn’t care about missing that part. She hated following the rules, but Sarah was a little miffed. If she was going ghost hunting, she wanted to know exactly what the boundaries were.

“Great,” Sarah whispered. “We missed the rules.”

“At least we didn’t miss the ghost,” Ellie pointed out. “And they haven’t doled out the equipment yet.” Ellie’s mouth split into a mischievous smile, and she angled up closer to the group leader.

“Again, my name is Allen, if you have any questions during the tour. Since we have such a large group tonight, we’ll split into two teams. Carla will take this half.” Allen sliced an imaginary line through the group of twenty or so ghost-hunters. “And the rest of you will go with me.”

Relieved she and Ellie were on the same side of the line, Sarah snuggled up closer to her friend and surveyed the rest of their team. A middle-aged couple, a grandmotherly woman, and a group of ten sorority girls—exactly the type of girls she’d avoided in college—made up Team Allen. The girls sported matching Greek-lettered sweatshirts, scarves and mittens and tittered incessantly. Sarah was fairly sure their chance of seeing a ghost with this group was nil. Fine with her. Ellie was the one who went for the paranormal stuff.

“We’ll walk the path where the Lady in White has typically been spotted. Carla’s team will cover the grounds around the house,” Allen said. He nodded to Carla, and she gave him a little salute, then led her team around to the side of the building. Allen’s group stayed put in the doorway.

“First, I’ll need a couple of volunteers,” Allen announced.

Ellie’s hand shot up before Sarah could register what was happening. “We’ll do it.”

Classic Ellie, leaping before she looked. She didn’t even know what she was volunteering for. It could be anything. If Allen wanted virgins to sacrifice, however, he was out of luck.

Allen pulled two little handheld meter devices out of his messenger bag. His brows lowered a bit as he studied Ellie, cast his eyes around the group, then settled back to her. Ellie’s enthusiasm won out and Allen handed one device to her and the other to Sarah.

“This is the Anomaly Detector,” Allen said with all the reverence of presenting the sword Excalibur. “It measures EMP and temperature. If these lights change, it’s your job to let us know. I’ll be taking photos and interacting with the ghost, trying to draw her out. I can’t keep my eyes on all of the devices at once. Can you manage this?”

“Absolutely,” Ellie squealed.

Sarah resisted rolling her eyes again. She accepted the detector and did her best to reduce her scowl.


“It’s okay to be skeptical,” Allen said. “It makes it all the more exciting when we convert you to a believer.” His smile warmed and Sarah realized he was actually handsome. Old, but handsome. What an otherwise normal and attractive man—who was way old enough to know better—was doing leading a bunch of ghost hunters, she had no idea. People were strange. She supposed she’d have to include herself in that judgment, considering she now held a ghost detector.




About The Author



Lisa has always enjoyed reading about monsters, and now she writes about them, because monsters need love too.

She adores beasties of all sorts, fictional as well as real, and has a farm full of them in her southwest Missouri home, including: one child, one husband, two dogs, two cats, a dozen hens, thousands of Italian bees and a guinea pig.

She may or may not keep a complete zombie apocalypse bug-out bag in her trunk at all times, including a machete. Just. In. Case.




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Shattered
 (LOST Series, #3)
by Cynthia Eden 

Blurb: 
In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent is forced to face her past as she uncovers secrets about the man who may be the key to her future.

Criminal psychologist Dr. Sarah Jacobs is all too familiar with the kind of bad boys who belong behind bars. But the dark, dangerous man she meets in the New Orleans underworld is a new kind of ruthless, and all too irresistible.

Jax Fontaine doesn't claim to be a good guy, but he's loyal to his own code and brutally honest about what he wants. He and Sarah may be worlds apart, but when they're skin to skin, nothing matters but the heat between them.

And when a deranged killer targets Sarah, Jax will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.




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  Excerpt


His blue gaze sharpened on her. “Are you afraid of me?”

“Aren’t most people?” she dodged. Most smart people?

“Yes, but they have a reason to fear me.” His knuckles fell away from her. “You don’t. I wouldn’t ever hurt you.”

Right. Like she was just supposed to take him at his word. Once Jax had been drawn into LOST’s investigation, Sarah had made it a top priority to learn as much about him as she could. Only it turned out that there wasn’t a whole lot to discover. Most of his past was cloaked, little more than rumors and smoke. Sure, she’d seen his criminal record, but that had been all juvie stuff. The guy had been good at covering his tracks once he’d become legal.

He’d been on the streets since he was a teenager. Somehow, he’d clawed his way—quite literally—out of the gutter and become a force to be reckoned with in the area. He owned several businesses and had connections that stretched across the county. And the local police were sure that he was a criminal. They just hadn’t been able to pin any serious crimes on him.

It’s hard because he has money and power. And he’s smart. She could see the intelligence in his eyes. The cunning. He won’t make mistakes easily.

“I love it when your mind starts spinning,” he murmured, his voice a deep rumble. “Tell me, Dr. Jacobs, are you profiling me right now?”

Her hands lifted and she shoved against his chest. He backed up, not because she’d been uber strong and knocked him back, but because … dammit, she suspected he moved for her.

To make her feel in control.

But he likes power.

And, hell, she was profiling him. “I don’t understand the point of this little meeting. Stopping a woman in the elevator is hardly an appropriate pick-up routine—”

He laughed. His laughter actually sounded real. Warm and rough, and it rolled right over her.

“How is anything about us appropriate?” Jax asked. That man’s voice—so deep and rumbly—it was like pure sex. She was pretty sure, like one hundred percent so, that he normally had women tossing their panties at him on sight.


She wasn’t one of those women. Or, rather, she was trying not to be one of those women.



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About the Author


USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.
Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil.
(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

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